Friday, April 27, 2012
The Needham Merchants Association is seeking help for a new public art project that will launch this summer at businesses around town.
A new art project starting up in downtown Needham seeks to connect local businesses, artists and residents in a fun new way. Through the Needham Merchants Association’s “A Chair to Remember” Adirondack Chair Exhibit and Auction project, unfinished Adirondack chairs will be transformed into works of art, displayed at about 20 shops around town and eventually auctioned off with proceeds to support the community. The group is currently looking for artists willing to participate in the project as well as Needham businesses to sponsor a chair by purchasing one and placing it a window or front of the store from July through September. “We were trying to think of ways to inspire people to ‘Discover Needham’—we want people to discover Needham and …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Save on these deals in and around Needham.
This week, Frugal Family scoured our local sources to come up with great deals on girls’ clothing, dry cleaning, party supplies, waxing services and game day food. 1. Justice 2. Anton’s Cleaners 3. iParty 4. Needham Day Spa 5. Not Your Average Joe’s
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The final part in a series of gift-giving guides for shopping right here in town.
Whether it's a co-worker, friend, sibling, cousin or other acquaintance, there are plenty of people it can be difficult to buy for. Here's a look at some items available here in Needham that could make great gifts for that person who seems to have everything, who "doesn't want anything" or for whom gift ideas are otherwise escaping you. 1. Taylor’s Stationary offers NEST Fragrances, which are available in candles and room diffusers. They are the only store in Needham to sell them. Candles cost $32, while the room diffusers cost $36. They are available in assorted fragrances, but there are two that are of particular note: Blue Garden and Sir Elton John’s Holiday. The profit from Blue Garden goes to Autism Speaks, while the profit from Sir …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Looking to buy one more gift or two to slip under the tree for the little ones? Needham shops offer lots of variety for kids of all ages.
Sure, you could buy the latest hot toy for your Needham tot, or go a different route and slip a few books under the tree this year. But if you're still looking for a few more items and are tired of battling the crowds at the mall, turn your attention back to Needham, where you find a variety of items for kids. 1. Pollywogs offers customized letter T-shirts. The boys T-shirt is navy blue and you can pick what letter of the alphabet you want on the shirt, which has baseballs on it. The girls T-shirt is hot pink and the letter is flowery looking. They are available for $32 and come in sizes ranging from 12 months to size 10. 2. Pollywogs also offers a very nice Red Sox hooded fleece jacket for $36. It is available size-wise from 0-24 months. …
Monday, December 19, 2011
A local blogger for Fast Company magazine talks about why people shop at Harvey's Hardware in Needham instead of going to the big box stores.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Never fear, last-minute shoppers—we've got a few great gift ideas available right here in town.
So if the crazy weekend traffic around the area's major shopping sites didn't give you a hint, Christmas is just a week away—and the first night of Hanukkah is even closer. That means if you haven't completed your holiday shopping—and, let's face it, a lot of us probably haven't—you've got just a few days to get out there and find that perfect gift for Mom, Dad, kids, cousins, friends, co-workers... It can be a little daunting. Though it might seem easier to hit up a superstore or get all your shopping done at the mall, there are actually some great options for gift giving right here in Needham—and chances are you'll find something special you won't find in the big shops. Plus, though it's sure to be busy this week in the downtown, it won'…
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Save with these deals and coupons at local businesses.
This week, Frugal Family scoured our local sources to come up with great deals on holiday decorations, socks, Indian food and spa treatments. 1. Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores 2. The Paper Store 3. Masala Art 4. Dellaria 5. Massage Envy
Monday, December 12, 2011
Local shop features more than 20 different flavors of cupcakes and caters to special dietary needs as well.
Looking for a fun, tasty treat this holiday season? Treat Cupcake Bar in Needham has been baking and decorating cupcakes since Independence Day 2010 and is currently offering special winter flavors in addition to the usual flavors. Head baker Adie Sprague puts together special seasonal flavors throughout the year. The winter flavors this year are the Nor’easter, the North Pole and Blueberry Pancake. “We come up with ideas for flavors just based on anything that’s out there,” Sprague said. “Anything can trigger an idea. You can do anything with taste and the aesthetic part of it. You can take things from anywhere.” The Nor’easter is a white cake with white chocolate bits baked in with white chocolate buttercream and a white drizzle. The …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Whether you want to support student athletes, help a charity, buy from a local business or have a tree delivered to your doorstep, here are five locations to find Christmas trees in town.
Have the recently lit blue trees on Needham's Town Common or Heights Common inspired you to start decking your own halls? Despite the unseasonably warm weather we've been having, Christmas is less than a month away, and several local groups and businesses have begun their annual Christmas tree, wreath and garland sales. Whether you want to show some support this holiday season for a local charity, would prefer to leave it to the professionals at a local nursery or would rather have a tree delivered right to your doorstep, there are plenty of places to tree shop right here in Needham. So pull out the ornament boxes, clean out the car and head over to one of these locations to pick out your perfect tree. And once it's up, snap a photo and …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Here are some places to dine on the holidays for those who don't have the time or want to put together that giant holiday feast themselves.
With the holiday season upon us, Needham Patch set out to see which of Needham’s many local restaurants are planning to be open on the different holidays, as well as if any of them are planning on doing anything special to celebrate. Petit Robert Bistro, located at 45 Chapel St., will be open their usual hours on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24) and Christmas Day (Dec. 25). While the bistro will be serving its full regular menu, owner Jay Spencer said they will be featuring a couple of Thanksgiving specials, including a roasted turkey dinner that comes with mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, chestnuts and carrots for $27. Spencer also said that they will offer Beaujolais-Villages Noveau, a wine that goes very well with turkey. He …